Those lowly Core 2 Duo
chips already feel like a long forgotten memory, and frankly, that's a-okay with us. MSI is helping its seductive X-Slim
line get a taste of Intel's Core 2010
lineup with a Core i5-520UM processor, which sits alongside up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB / 320GB / 500GB hard drive, integrated graphics, a 13-inch (1,366 x 768 resolution) panel, HDMI / VGA outputs, a pair of USB 2.0 sockets, 4- or 8-cell battery and an SD / MMC card reader. There's also built-in WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, twin speakers and a chassis that measures under 1-inch thick. Per usual, MSI
is in no hurry to out pricing and release details, but we'll be sure to keep an eye (or two) out for both.